RISC V, procurement

How Open Source Hardware Empowers Procurement

The advent of processors based the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) is not just exciting for engineers and designers—open source hardware benefits procurement, experts said. “Open source does two things for you: it rationalizes price and motivates adoption and investment,” explained Keith Witek, senior vice president, Corporate Development, Strategy, and General Counsel at SiFive, a…

Microchip to Acquire Microsemi

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Microchip will acquire Microsemi for $68.78 per share…

Microchip Bid for Atmel ‘Superior’

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions today announced that it was informed last night that the Board of Directors of Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) had determined that Microchip’s  proposal to acquire Atmel for $8.15 per share in a cash and stock transaction constitutes a “Superior Proposal”…

Microchip Reports Organic vs. Acquisition Growth

Chandler, Ariz.  — (NASDAQ: MCHP) – Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that it is providing the break-out of its net sales derived from organic growth versus growth derived from acquisitions.  Microchip has posted three slides that provide this break-out on the investor relations page of its…

Microchip Sensing Controllers Replace Mechanical Buttons

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its MTCH10x mTouch sensing portfolio with the launch of the turnkey MTCH102-5-8 capacitive touch controllers. In a hardware-only configuration, these 2-, 5- and 8-channel controllers can replace mechanical buttons with a simple digital output. This makes it easy to add proximity and touch detection to any application that is constrained…

Top 10 Products of 2013

The top 10 most read new product introductions in 2013 ranged from sensors and ferrite beads to op amps and 32-bit microcontrollers. Four of the top ten devices were IP&E components from three suppliers: Bourns, Murata, and Molex. The top semiconductor products were introduced by Linear Technology, Texas Instruments (TI), Microchip Technology, and Microsemi. Most…